‘Glamor’ magazine forced to delete hilarious ‘Becky with beautiful hair’ article


Amid the glut of thoughts surrounding Beyoncé’s massively viral album event Lemonade-essays that separate her images and lyrics, mostly “Becky with the beautiful hair,” which can be an enigmatic reference to her husband’s lover Jay Z – white people still have a hard time figuring out what’s going on. And talk about it even if they don’t.

Charm The magazine’s British imprint, for example, tried to capitalize on the Becky mystery with it… well, I hesitate to call it an article, really.

Glamor United Kingdom

Glamor United Kingdom

Glamor United Kingdom

The following is a pretty random assortment of GIFs that are somehow related to hair, perhaps the most disastrous of which depicts a young Justin Bieber inappropriately touching the poofy curls of jazz artist Esperanza Spalding. .

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Maybe nothing else was posted in LemonadeThe wake hilariously misses the context and deep meaning of his most personal dig. “Good hair”, as simple search in the urban dictionary reportedly revealed, is a loaded term in the African American community, generally applied to blacks whose hair is closer in texture and appearance than white hair. The term has little, if anything, to do with two white members of the British fashion magazine.

And Twitter hinted at them.

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Meanwhile, even United States today caught in the act that “Becky” is more of an epithet than a direct appeal, tracing the artistic use of the name to the 1847 novel by William Makepeace Thackeray Vanity Show, which traces the social rise of a Becky Sharp, through the “white, somewhat basic and slightly racist” Becky (and friend) of “Baby Got Back” by Sir-Mix-a-Lot.

Charm quickly deleted his tweet promoting the play – and, ultimately, the play itself. The magazine also half apologized for being bad and stupid.

It didn’t really help, however.




It doesn’t seem like there is much hope for the magazine, but we’re assuming the Beckys can call themselves “Rebecca” until this is all over.

* First published: April 28, 2016 at 3:54 p.m. CDT

Miles klee

Miles Klee is a novelist and journalist specializing in web culture. Former editor of the Unclick section of the Daily Dot, Klee’s essays, satire and fiction have appeared in Lapham’s Quarterly, Vanity Fair, 3: AM, Salon, the Awl, the New York Observer, the Millions and the Village Voice. He is the author of two strange fiction books, “Ivyland” and “True False”.

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